Not Quite Finished Yet

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Ah, just two more weeks of school left. Some of you may have already begun summer vacation, but those of you who are like me, are still trying to finish the home stretch of this school year out strong. About a month or two ago, I couldn’t wait until summer. Summer couldn’t come fast enough. But with only a few weeks left, call me crazy, but a part of me wishes that this school year can last a bit longer.

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Every Second Counts

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Throughout our lives, we’ve most likely heard the phrase, “Make every second count,” or some variation of it. I’ve never really made full sense of this phrase; Rather, I’ve kinda shrugged it off and have taken it for granted. Nevertheless, I’ve never come to truly appreciate the truth of such a simple saying until it finally came back to bite me in the butt.

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Student-Teacher Relationship

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In order for teachers to teach, and students to learn, one criteria must be met. That is simply trust. This responsibility initially lies on the teacher; he or she must begin to establish this trust, the connection with students that makes them feel willing to learn from him/her. The teacher must show that they are willing to trust their students before students can trust the teacher. Otherwise, students will say to themselves, “Why should I listen to this person in front of the class?” Continue reading

Nothing Lasts Forever

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I’m sure all of us have heard the saying, “You do not know what you have, before it’s gone,” or something along the same lines, right?  You’ve probably heard this plenty of times, especially during your childhood days, from teachers, parents, etc. However, this is a moral lesson that cannot be taught, but only experienced.  Continue reading

How to Cram for the SAT?

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We are in the midst of the SAT season and I know that many high school students have either taken the test already or are going to take it in the very near future. The SAT is no joke; the reason why many have been prepping for years. However, many of you are probably reading this because you have been procrastinating and are looking for an SAT cramming solution guide. FEAR NOT!! I am here to make your life easier! Continue reading

Go Ahead and Nap!

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Just came home from work or school? Do you ever find yourself tired and unmotivated to do anything at all with the dying temptation to just lie down on your bed and rest? Well of course we’ve all experienced this mood because it is a human instinct to want to rest after a long workday that had just drained the life out of you. You lie on your bed and your eyelids begin to close shut….BUT then you remembered that you have a lot of work to get done for the night. Well? What do you do? You have a few options. You can head to Starbucks and grab yourself a can of caffeine, you can choose to withstand your drowsiness and attempt to work diligently, or you can sleep. THE BEST AND HEALTHIEST SOLUTION IS… Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year

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“Happy Lunar New Year” aka “Chúc Mừng Năm Mới” aka “Gong Xi Gong Xi” or however you want to say it and whichever language you want to say it, tis the season of Chinese New Year and you know what that means right? Red envelopes, fireworks, “cleaning up” etc., these are some of the traditional components that make up the the Chinese culture that we know today. But why are these traditions so significant and why are they celebrated they way they are?

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